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Control Or Access Channel Scanning

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Contention-based integration of device to device (d2d) networks with wireless infrastructure
02/26/15 - 20150056987 - Efficient D2D link integration can be achieved by allowing mobile devices to independently initiate D2D/connection-proxy discovery without re-broadcasting beacons originating from the wireless access point. A mobile station wanting to establish a D2D link may broadcast a search message to neighboring mobile stations, which may return offer messages specifying a...

Systems and methods for obtaining system information for a wireless communication device
02/26/15 - 20150056988 - Devices, systems, articles of manufacture, and methods for obtaining system information for a wireless communication device are described. According to some embodiments, a subscription supported by the wireless communication device enters a paging reorganization mode. The wireless communication device acquires a portion of system information by a first subscription using...

Method and apparatus for identifying microcells in macrocells in wireless communication systems, and handover method and system using same
02/26/15 - 20150056989 - The present invention relates to a method for identifying a microcell in a macrocell including the steps of: a User Equipment (UE) obtaining a physical identity of the microcell by performing cell search on an adjoining microcell; and the UE identifying the microcell by using a specific pattern of a...

Extending earfcn value range in geran
02/26/15 - 20150056990 - An E-UTRAN neighbor cell list is broadcast in a GERAN network using the extended EARFCN value ranges (i.e., 18 bits). Extending the EARFCN value ranges in GERAN and signaling EARFCN values within the extended EARFCN value range to inter-RAT-capable UEs that camp in GERAN allow GERAN to support continued inter-RAT...

Method for detecting a signal for direct communication between ue's in a wireless communication system and apparatus for same
02/19/15 - 20150050930 - The present invention relates to a method for transmitting an identification signal from a first UE to a second UE for direct communication between UE's in a wireless communication system. In particular, the method includes the steps of: transmitting a first identification signal formed by using a part of the...

Determining an identification of a cell
02/19/15 - 20150050931 - An apparatus receives a plurality of reports from at least one mobile terminal, which is connected to a particular cell of a cellular communication network. Each report includes an identification of a first type of a plurality of cells of the cellular communication network currently observed by the at least...

Wireless communication system, wireless communication method, mobile station device, and base station device
02/19/15 - 20150050932 - A wireless communication system includes a first base station device, a second base station device, and a mobile station device configured to communicate with the first and second base station devices. The first base station device includes a request notifying unit configured to notify the mobile station device of a...

Systems and methods for limiting mobile device measurements for cell reselection and handover
02/12/15 - 20150045020 - System and method embodiments are provided for limiting mobile device neighbor cell measurements for cell reselection and handover. In an embodiment, a method in a mobile device for limiting neighbor cell search and measurements for reselection and handover includes determining a state of the mobile device from one of a...

Managing wireless connections based on motion
02/12/15 - 20150045021 - Methods, systems, and apparatuses are described for avoiding short-lived wireless connections. In one method, a first connection with a first access point may be used for data transmissions. A motion state of a mobile device may be determined based on sensor data from at least one sensor within the mobile...

Access points and methods for access point selection using an information data structure
02/12/15 - 20150045022 - Methods and systems are presented which provide selection techniques for network equipment to communication stations with access point information that may be utilized to select network equipment for determining a location of the communication station. Techniques are disclosed involving location determination information in wireless networks. Such techniques may involve time...

Methods and apparatus for improved measurements in wireless communication systems
02/12/15 - 20150045023 - Methods and apparatus for communication comprise storing a first portion of a set of frequencies in a frequency measurement list, wherein the first portion of the set of frequencies includes a first sequence of one or more frequencies. The methods and apparatus further comprise storing a second portion of the...

Measurement pattern for small cell searching
02/12/15 - 20150045024 - Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for small cell searching. In one aspect there is provided a method. The method may include searching, in a first mode, for a first cell including a first base station based on a first event; changing, based on a second event,...

Method and apparatus for selecting equivalent plmn
02/12/15 - 20150045025 - Provided are a method and apparatus for selecting a Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN). A method for providing a PLMN list in a Mobility Management Entity (MME) may include: receiving a request from a user equipment (UE); determining whether the UE prefers Voice over Long Term Evolution (VoLTE) according to...

Power efficient discovery of lte-direct relay for out-of-coverage devices
02/05/15 - 20150038136 - Methods, systems, and devices are described for managing wireless communications. In one method, a mobile device may determine to transition to a relay status. The relay status may indicate a capability of the mobile device to function as a relay device between at least one other mobile device and a...

Method and related mobile device for cell search in multi radio access technology systems
02/05/15 - 20150038137 - In one implementation, a radio is tuned to a frequency and bandwidth such that it can accommodate a plurality of frequency channels of a plurality of RATs. Radio samples are acquired by the radio and stored to an input memory. The RAT specific cell search further includes performing a RAT...

Method and user equipment for collecting configuration data useable for initialization of a radio access node
02/05/15 - 20150038138 - It is presented a user equipment (20), UE, for collecting configuration data useable for initialization of a radio access node (10). The UE (20) comprises a communication interface (22) arranged for wireless communication, a processor (23) and a memory (24) for storing a software package comprising computer program code. When...

Cell search and measurement in heterogeneous networks
01/29/15 - 20150031358 - An extended cell search procedure enables more inclusive measurement reports by mobile terminals operating in a heterogeneous network. The mobile terminal may be configured to conduct an extended cell search to enable better detection of signals transmitted from weaker cells. For mobile terminal with extended cell search capabilities, the network...

Optimization on network assisted proximity services discovery management
01/29/15 - 20150031359 - Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for network assisted ProSe discovery management are provided. One method includes establishing, by a network element, a discovery context of a user equipment, and transmitting a discovery context establishment request comprising beacon information on at least one other user that a user of the...

Phased search for femtocells
01/22/15 - 20150024742 - User equipment (UE) includes an architecture for locating femtocells. The architecture implements a phased search approach. The phased search helps the UE find the correct femtocells in a time and power efficient manner, by performing the search in a way that matches the likely changes to femtocell configurations....

Cell selection and reselection optimizations responsive to mobility state
01/22/15 - 20150024743 - User equipment (UE) obtains system information using a foreground or background process. The system information may include cell information that distinguishes femtocells from macrocells. Given this cell information, the UE may avoid tuning to or attempting to connect to cell types that the UE does not support. For instance, the...

Method for cell selection for narrowband terminal and apparatus using same
01/22/15 - 20150024744 - Provided are a method for cell selection for a narrowband terminal and an apparatus using same. A narrowband terminal receives a wireless frame comprising a first synchronous signal for a user equipment supporting a first bandwidth, and a second synchronous signal for a user equipment supporting a second bandwidth which...

Device discovery method, device, and system
01/22/15 - 20150024745 - A device discovery method includes: enabling, by a first device, a device-to-device monitoring and broadcasting function; after the first device detects broadcast information of a second device, reporting the broadcast information of the second device and a user identifier of a target user to a network side, requesting that the...

Method for discovering neighbor cells in a radio cellular network
01/15/15 - 20150017981 - The present invention relates to a method for discovering neighbor cells (NC) in a radio cellular network (NTW) comprising cells, each served by a controller (e NB), the method comprising, with respect to a controller (eNB) serving a cell (C): (a): selecting a frequency (f) in a frequency list, each...

Method for using a user equipment with a first public land mobile network and with a second public land mobile network, user equipment, program and computer program product
01/15/15 - 20150017982 - A method for using a user equipment with a first public land mobile network (PLMN) and with a second PLMN includes: operating the user equipment in a plurality of idle modes. The user equipment is a Dual Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Dual Standby (DSDS) user equipment. With respect to the...

Method and related mobile device for searching for a mobile network
01/08/15 - 20150011207 - Instead of performing a complete frequency scan and a subsequent cell scan on detected candidate frequencies, according to the method for searching for a PLMN as disclosed herein, the frequency scan is interrupted for performing an immediate cell scan based on inspection results for a specific candidate frequency obtained during...

Device and method for performing opportunistic sniffing
01/01/15 - 20150004968 - Recent LTE communications schemes utilize such large amounts of data traffic, that there is little available bandwidth for performing sniffing of nearby base stations and/or cells, which is often integral in performing carious calibrations. Utilizing an LTE scheduler, small data traffic gaps can be detected in one or both of...

Discovery signal in cluster-based small cell
01/01/15 - 20150004969 - The embodiments described herein relate to a user equipment (“UE”) and a plurality of nodes in a wireless network. A UE may be adapted to receive from a node a discovery signal that includes a base sequence. The base sequence may distinguish a first group of collocated nodes, comprising a...

Method and apparatus for regaining service by selecting a detected cell not included in a neighbor cell list (ncl)
01/01/15 - 20150004970 - The present disclosure presents a method and apparatus for regaining service at a user equipment. For example, the disclosure presents a method for receiving a neighbor cell list from a serving cell, and scanning to identify target cells by the user equipment, wherein the target cells include neighbor cells included...

Method and apparatus for connection management
01/01/15 - 20150004971 - In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, there is provided a method comprising maintaining attachment of an apparatus to a macro cell, directing searching for, or scanning for, small cells during attachment of the apparatus to the macro cell. Responsive to detecting a first small cell with...

Method and apparatus for managing carriers
01/01/15 - 20150004972 - In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, there is provided an apparatus, comprising a receiver configured to receive information from a serving cell, the receiver being further configured to receive a primary synchronization signal and a secondary synchronization signal from a second cell, memory circuitry configured to...

Radio communication system, location registration method, repeater, and radio client device
12/18/14 - 20140370888 - A radio client device scans a channel allocated to a predetermined repeater, and transmits a request for location registration to the predetermined repeater in a case of detecting a usage condition signal. A repeater, in a case of receiving a request for location registration from a radio client device, conducts...

Method of determining orthogonal resource based on virtual cell id in comp communication system
12/18/14 - 20140370889 - The invention provides a solution, in a reception point of a communication system, of providing a user equipment with a virtual cell ID, where firstly a virtual cell ID corresponding to the reception point is received from a network control device, the virtual cell ID being used for indicating a...

Method and apparatus for access class barring
12/18/14 - 20140370890 - The present invention provides a method and device for Access Class (AC) barring. The method comprises: determining the state-related AC barring parameters of a terminal according to the state AC barring information of the terminal and the membership of the terminal in a cell; barring AC according to the determined...

Session setup in an energy-efficient cellular wireless telecommunications system
12/11/14 - 20140364116 - The invention relates to a telecommunications system comprising at least a plurality of SA-cells. The invention provides a method for a terminal to facilitate establishment of a data connection between the terminal and at least one of the SA-cells. The method includes steps of, while the terminal is in an...

Reference signal design for cell search in an orthogonal wireless communication system
12/11/14 - 20140364117 - Systems and methodologies are described that facilitate efficient cell acquisition in a wireless communication system. In one aspect, a reference signal for use in cell acquisition can be constructed in a bandwidth-agnostic manner such that it contains a common central portion in a predetermined frequency band that is independent of...

Using application feedback to optimize plmn search
12/04/14 - 20140357266 - One aspect provides a modem for use at a terminal. The modem comprises a first interface, a second interface, and a processing unit. The first interface is arranged to connect to a network. The second interface is arranged to connect to a host processor on the terminal. The processing unit...

System and method for determination of proximity between wireless devices
12/04/14 - 20140357267 - Methods and systems to determine the proximity of wireless devices to each other. In an embodiment, the proximity may be determined as a membership in a classification, e.g., high, medium, or low proximity of one wireless device to a second. The process for determining proximity may include a training phase,...

Method and apparatus for efficient radio access technology frequency scanning based on false alarms
12/04/14 - 20140357268 - Efficient RAT frequency scanning based on false alarms is described. A first RAT associated with multiple frequency bands, and a first frequency band among the multiple frequency bands, may be selected. A first signal scan associated with the first RAT may be performed in the first frequency band to identify...

Server-assisted device-to-device discovery and connection
12/04/14 - 20140357269 - A method includes receiving, at a network node, a device-to-device D2D discovery request from a first device and sending a D2D discovery response from the network node to the first device. The D2D discovery response includes information associated with a second device that is available to establish a D2D connection...

Measurement configuration
12/04/14 - 20140357270 - In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, there is provided an apparatus, comprising: a receiver configured to receive a first message, the first message comprising an indication of a determination that a user equipment is in physical proximity of a first cell, at least one processor configured...

Reducing service acquisition time when a user device is powered up
12/04/14 - 20140357271 - A user device receives network information for a future destination of the user device. The user device stores the network information for the future destination in a local store of the user device. Responsive to the user device starting up, the user device searches for an available network using the...

Cellular communication system support for limited bandwidth communication devices
12/04/14 - 20140357272 - A network node that serves a host cell in a cellular communication system transmits, at (a) first time interval(s), first control channel information on a control channel that extends over a first bandwidth of a radiofrequency spectrum. The first control channel communicates information necessary to enable a first type of...

Control apparatus, terminal apparatus, and method of controlling cell search
11/27/14 - 20140349642 - In a control apparatus, a network IF acquires position information of a terminal that exists in both of a macro cell and a small cell, and position information of a terminal that exists in the macro cell. A control unit then identifies the terminal that exists in a peripheral area...

Mechanisms for roaming between 3gpp operators and wlan service providers
11/27/14 - 20140349643 - Embodiments describe methods, apparatuses and logic for a user equipment (UE) to connect to an access point (AP) in a wireless local area network (WLAN) based on credentials from a UE's home third generation partnership project (3GPP) network. In some embodiments, the UE may receive selection policy parameters from the...

Method and apparatus for managing csg priorities in idle and connected modes
11/27/14 - 20140349644 - A method comprising detecting closed subscriber group (CSG) proximity based on an autonomous search function; signaling a proximity indication to a network, wherein the proximity indication includes at least one priority of at least one allowed neighbor CSG cell. A method comprising, performing measurements on neighboring CSG cells; and generating...

Wi-fi process
11/20/14 - 20140342733 - A method and apparatus for a wireless device that can adapt a rate of related wireless network unit scans for adjacent networks is disclosed. In one embodiment, the wireless device can include a wireless network unit and a co-located geo-location signal receiver, and a processor. The processor can determine the...

Method, system, mobile terminal and computer program product
11/20/14 - 20140342734 - Systems, methods, and computer program products are provided for calculating an indicator of a quality of communication within a wireless communication access network and for estimating the available capacity of a base station within the wireless communication access network. In one exemplary embodiment, a method comprises receiving an indication, generated...

Cell search method
11/13/14 - 20140335857 - A cell search method is disclosed. In an environment that a plurality of small cells are located around a macro cell, a macro base station may allocate a terminal-specific signal distinguishing a terminal from other terminal to the terminal which establishes a connection with the macro base station, and share...

Cell search method for supporting discontinuous transmission and/or reception of base station
11/13/14 - 20140335858 - Disclosed is a cell search method for supporting discontinuous transmission and reception of small cell base stations. A cell search method performed by a base station, in an environment that a plurality of small cell base stations perform discontinuous transmission and reception, may comprise transmitting information about small cell base...

Methods and apparatus to scan a wireless communication spectrum
11/06/14 - 20140329524 - Methods and apparatus are disclosed to scan a wireless communication spectrum. An example method disclosed herein includes causing a first scanner to determine, for a frequency of a wireless communication spectrum, a decoded base station identifier, causing a second scanner to determine a plurality of signal strengths at the frequency...

Method and apparatus for indicating discovery signal resources in device-to-device wireless communications
10/30/14 - 20140323126 - Methods and apparatuses are provided for indicating a discovery signal resource by a User Equipment (UE) performing device-to-device communication. The UE receives information relating to the device-to-device communication from a base station. A synchronization signal including discovery signal-related information, is transmitted from the UE to a nearby UE, based on...

Method for searching wireless signal, mobile electronic device using the same, and non-transitory storage medium
10/23/14 - 20140315546 - A method for searching wireless signal, a mobile electronic device using the same, and a non-transitory storage medium are provided. In the method, after a motion sensor of the mobile electronic device is activated, a motion status of the mobile electronic device is determined by using the motion sensor. Then,...

Electronic device and method for processing scan results
10/23/14 - 20140315547 - A method for processing a scan result detects a floating touch signal of the electronic device when a scanning module searches for networks or other electronic devices. The method further displays a current scan result acquired from the scanning unit on a display device. The method further determines an updated...

Methods and apparatus for access class barring for voip calls
10/23/14 - 20140315548 - Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to methods and apparatus for transmission restriction. An exemplary method generally includes initiating a mobile originating (MO) call, determining availability of parameters for a first access gating mechanism for determining whether to bar or allow transmission of the MO call, selecting the first...

Distribution of system information in a wireless access telecommunications system
10/23/14 - 20140315549 - The invention relates to a wireless access telecommunications system comprising at least an SA-cell with which a terminal in an active mode is configured to have a data connection and an LA-cell on which the terminal in an idle mode is configured to camp. A method for the terminal to...

Communication system
10/23/14 - 20140315550 - A communication system includes a communication network including a plurality of communication cells, a plurality of mobile communication devices each operable to connect into the communication network via at least one of the communication cells, and a communication apparatus for providing at least one of the communication cells. The communication...

Method for performing autonomously search for a cell and a device therefor
10/09/14 - 20140302845 - The present invention relates to a wireless communication system. More specifically, the present invention relates to a method and a device for performing autonomously search for a cell in the wireless communication system, the method comprising: receiving configuration information including frequency information; autonomously performing search for a cell in accordance...

Background paging monitoring in dual sim wireless communication device
10/02/14 - 20140295831 - A wireless communication device includes a single baseband processor and RF chain for servicing a first and second SIM. Each of the SIMs connects to a different network, and one may be used for one data type while the other is used for another data type. In order to track...

Method and apparatus of performing a discovery procedure
10/02/14 - 20140295832 - The present invention is directed to a method and an apparatus for use in a wireless communication system. Specifically, the present invention is directed to a method of performing a discovery procedure for a ProSe and an apparatus therefore, in which the method comprises: receiving first resource allocation information for...

Systems and methods for selecting a network access system
10/02/14 - 20140295833 - A system according to some embodiments of the invention includes (1) a component (e.g. ANDSF) that provides a cell selection rule to a UE and (2) a component (e.g. an access node) that provides the UE with information about the load in the cell currently utilized by the UE. This...

Method and apparatus for separated connections of uplink and downlink
10/02/14 - 20140295834 - Provided is a method and an apparatus for uplink and downlink separated connections, wherein a terminal may establish a downlink cell association with a downlink base station, receive an identifier of an uplink base station providing an uplink from the downlink base station to the terminal through an established downlink,...

Downlink signaling counter management for multiple subscriber identity devices
10/02/14 - 20140295835 - A downlink signaling counter management method is disclosed for a communication device adapted to be simultaneously associated with at least two subscriber identities and adapted to simultaneously provide radio receiving capabilities to less than all of the at least two subscriber identities. The method comprises, for each decoding of a...

Radio network node, user equipment and methods for enabling access to a radio network
10/02/14 - 20140295836 - Embodiments herein relate to a method in a radio network node (1) for enabling a user equipment (10) to access a radio communications network. The user equipment (10) is located in an area of the radio communications network. The radio network node (1) retrieves a system signature. The system signature...

Method and apparatus for acquiring cell identifier in radio communication system
09/25/14 - 20140287748 - A method for acquiring a cell identifier by a source cell in a radio communication system is provided. The method includes receiving information about a new cell from a User Equipment (UE) in the source cell, acquiring an Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (EUTRA) Cell Global Identifier (ECGI) of the...

Cell type information sharing between neighbor base stations
09/25/14 - 20140287749 - The present invention relates to a method and arrangement for cell type information sharing between neighbour base stations in a telecommunications system. One embodiment comprises informing a second radio base station serving a second cell and having a neighbour relation with a first cell served by a first base station,...

Telecommunications networks
09/25/14 - 20140287750 - Providing a mobile terminal with system information which enables the terminal to access one of the cells of a cellular telecommunications system includes transmitting from the telecommunications system to all terminals within the cell, including the terminal, a system information indicator that makes available to the terminal system information to...

Methods, systems, and computer readable media for reducing wi-fi scanning using cellular network to wi-fi access point mapping information
09/25/14 - 20140287751 - The subject matter described herein includes methods, systems, and computer readable media for reducing Wi-Fi scanning using cellular network to Wi-Fi access point mapping information. In one exemplary method, a mobile communications device receives Wi-Fi and cellular signals and creates or obtains a database of mappings between Wi-Fi access points...

Apparatus and method for performing better plmn search during connected mode drx
09/18/14 - 20140274038 - Disclosed are methods and apparatus for performing a better PLMN (BPLMN) search during connected mode DRX. In one aspect, a user equipment (UE) detects a trigger to begin a BPLMN search while in connected mode discontinuous reception (CDRX); determines whether it is configured for a manual BPLMN search; determine whether...

Adaptive wireless access point discovery
09/18/14 - 20140274039 - Disclosed are a system, apparatus, and method for adaptive discovery and scanning of wireless access points. In one embodiment, a set of channels can be scanned in a first iteration to discover wireless access points. In one embodiment, a discovery profile based on the discovered wireless access points can be...

Method and apparatus for performing scan operations
09/18/14 - 20140274040 - Various methods, apparatuses and/or articles of manufacture are provided which may be implemented for use by a mobile device to alter a scan operation. Various methods, apparatuses and/or articles of manufacture are provided which may be implemented for use by one or more electronic devices to determine one or more...

Using motion to improve local wireless network connectivity
09/18/14 - 20140274041 - The disclosure is directed to using motion to improve local wireless network connectivity. An aspect determines whether or not a motion state of a mobile device has changed and, if the motion state has changed, determines whether or not to trigger a scan for a local wireless network....

Using motion to optimize place of relevance operations
09/18/14 - 20140274042 - The disclosure is directed to using a change in motion to improve place of relevance (PoR) detection. An aspect determines whether or not a motion state of a mobile device has changed to a new motion state, determines whether or not to trigger the mobile device to scan for available...

Access point selection for assistance data generation
09/18/14 - 20140274043 - Methods, systems, computer-readable media, and apparatuses selecting access points and generating assistance data for access points is provided. In one embodiment a plurality of access points in a first area are identified, a location assistance quality value with each access point of the plurality of access points is associated with...

Using motion to improve local wireless network connectivity
09/18/14 - 20140274044 - The disclosure is directed to using motion to reduce unnecessary scans for local wireless networks. An aspect determines whether or not a motion state change event of a user device indicates a change from a moving motion state to a stationary motion state, and if the motion state change event...

Method, device, and system for processing closed subscriber group subscription data request
09/18/14 - 20140274045 - The present invention relates to a method, a device, and a system for processing a request for closed subscriber group subscription data. A closed subscriber group subscriber server receives a request sent by a mobility management network element. The request includes an identifier of the mobility management network element and...